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Important Dates

  • Sept 30 – Early Registration ends
  • Oct 8 - Courses, Labs, Workshops, Lunch & Learns, and Activities will be available for registration
  • Jan 31 - Standard Registration ends
  • Jan 31 - All cancellations must be received by this date
  • Feb 1 - Late/Onsite Registration fees apply
  • Feb 15 – 2015 Annual Conference Opens
Conference Stats

86 years of growth and still growing.

Category 2013 2014
Veterinarians 6,004 6,125
Technicians 1,885 2,138
Exhibitors 3,646 3,757

The #1 Veterinary Conference

For 87 years, the WVC Annual Conference has been among the most highly anticipated events in the veterinary community – and for good reason.

More than a conference, it has become an industry institution – a place where the best and brightest congregate for five days every year. It’s where the latest breakthroughs are announced, the most innovative techniques are shared, and lasting connections are made.

What’s more, it all takes place in a host city like no other, Las Vegas. With unmatched options for dining, entertainment, shopping and more, every minute spent outside the conference will be well worth the trip.

Speakers not to miss!

Frederic Gaschen

Frédéric P. Gaschen

DVM, DAVIM (SAIM), ECVIM (Companion Animal)

Dr. Frédéric P. Gaschen is a Professor at Louisiana State University and serves as Small Animal Medicine Service Chief. He obtained his veterinary degree from University of Bern in 1985. Dr. Gaschen then undertook a rotating small animal internship at the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, and a residency in Internal Medicine in at the University of Florida. He was one of the founding Diplomates of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Companion Animals, and spent over 13 years on faculty at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where he became Professor and Head, Division of Small Animal Medicine. In the last eight years Dr. Gaschen has focused his research efforts on the pathogenesis of chronic canine enteropathies, the evaluation of gastrointestinal motility in dogs, and on a variety of other topics in small animal gastroenterology.

Larry Adams

Larry Adams


Dr. Larry Adams has been on the faculty of Purdue University since 1991, where he is currently Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of Small Animal Internal Medicine. After receiving his DVM degree from Auburn University in 1984, he completed a small animal internship, medicine residency, and PhD program at the University of Minnesota. His research interests are in clinical veterinary nephrology and urology, including minimally invasive management and nutritional therapy of urinary tract diseases. Dr. Adams is the author of more than 80 scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters related to small animal nephrology, urology, internal medicine, and veterinary education and has presented lectures at more than 150 veterinary meetings throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He has also received ten teaching awards, including the 2009 National Pfizer Distinguished Teacher Award.

Wayne Rosenkrantz

Wayne Rosenkrantz


Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz is a 1982 UC Davis graduate, who completed a private practice internship in 1983 and joined Dr. Craig Griffin for a residency-training program in 1983. Together with his other partners he has built the largest group of veterinary dermatology practices in the world, with 21 ACVD Diplomates among their practice groups. His main full-time practices are in southern California (Tustin, San Diego, Marina del Rey, and Pasadena), with many other satellite practices also in California. He is a co-owner in practices in Atlanta, Georgia; Louisville, Kentucky; and Indianapolis, Indiana and most recently Perth, Australia. He is currently a board member of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD), which functions as a governing body for the WCVD and promotes the advancement of veterinary dermatology internationally. He is a Past President of the executive board of the ACVD and has served on the ACVD board for 12 years. Dr Rosenkrantz was awarded the DVM Pharmaceutical Award of Excellence for his contributions to veterinary dermatology. He actively lectures throughout the United States and abroad and has also been an instructor for the European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies since 2005. He is a Clinical Instructor for the Western Veterinary Medicine College in Pomona, California, and is involved in clinical rotations of veterinary students at the Tustin location. He has published many articles and book chapters on small animal and equine dermatology, including significant contributions to the Current Veterinary Dermatology and the therapy section in the seventh edition of Muller and Kirk’s Small Animal Dermatology. He is the co-editor of a new textbook, Veterinary Allergy. Individually, and with his partners and residents, Dr. Rosenkrantz and colleagues have made many scientific contributions to the field of veterinary dermatology and have been involved with many clinical drug trials.

Virginia Fajt

Virginia Fajt


Dr. Virginia Fajt is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She teaches undergraduate, graduate, and veterinary professional courses in pharmacology and collaborates on clinical research related to drugs in food and companion animal species. She holds a PhD degree from Iowa State University in Pharmacology and earned her DVM degree in 1995 from Auburn University. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Fajt is a frequently published author and speaker with a keen interest in food animal pharmacology.

Vicky Ograin

Vicky Ograin

MBA, RVT, VTS (Nutrition)

Ms. Vicky Ograin received her Veterinary Technician degree in 1983. She served in private practice for 18 years in California, then 12 years ago began a new career with Hill’s Pet Nutrition. In 2007 she completed a BS degree and in 2008 a Master's degree, both in Business Administration. Ms. Ograin achieved her Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) Certification in Nutrition in June 2013 and serves as secretary for the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians. She is a life member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) and is the president of NAVTA for 2013-2014. She is also the Secretary-Treasurer for the Kansas Veterinary Technician Association. Ms. Ograin is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association, serving on the RVT committee. In 2011 she was named California Registered Veterinary Technician of the Year. Ms. Ograin speaks nationally and internationally and is a published author.